Elia Corp/ St. Steven’s Court: Top 10 things you need to know

Top 10 things you need to know about the Elia/St. Stevens Court re-development proposal 10.  Elia Corp. is the developer who wants to demolish five, 3 1/2 storey buildings on St. Steven’s Court. 9.  Elia propose six new towers: 16 storeys, 12, 11, 8, and two, 6 storey buildings connected by a podium and eliminating most of the greenspace. 8.  The application includes 603 units, which is one less than what has been approved for the new Humbertown. This will…
 
Update on Elia Corp/ St. Steven’s Court:  The good, the bad, and the ugly — with a strong possibility for a happy ending.

Update on Elia Corp/ St. Steven’s Court: The good, the bad, and the ugly — with a strong possibility for a happy ending.

The past few months, the HVVRA Board has been meeting with City Staff, Planning and our legal and planning experts to prepare for the hearing at the Ontario Municipal Board to oppose Elia’s application. It begins January 5, 2017 and is expected to run for ten days. The Good:  Our experts feel we have a solid and defensible position. Under the Official Plan (OP), “Neighbourhoods and Apartment Neighbourhoods are considered to be physically stable areas, not areas of significant growth.…
 

AGM Update

The Association’s Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday June 14th. Following the business of the meeting, members heard from Ward 4 Councillor John Campbell and his views on current property development proposals and also MPP Yvan Baker who spoke about the Eglinton LRT and improving the OMB. Members unanimously re-elected the Board of Directors to serve again for 2016 – 17 year namely: Ian Ihnatowycz, Joanne Pickard, K. Barry Sparks, Kathryn Minialoff, Sue Harrison Kanko, Andrea Pearson, Rosa Maria…
 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS

Humber Valley Village Residents’ Association
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS
June 14, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Humber Valley Village Residents’ Association (the “Corporation”), will be held in the Arthur Steed Hall at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 commencing at 7:00 p.m. for the following purposes:

  1. To receive and approve the minutes from the Annual General Meeting held on June 22, 2015;
  2. To receive the audited financial statements of the Corporation for the financial year ended April 30, 2016 and the report of Horn Almand, Chartered Accountants;
  3. To appoint Horn Almand, Chartered Accountants as the auditors of the Corporation and to authorize the Directors to fix the auditors’ remuneration;
  4. To elect the Directors of the Corporation for the coming year; and
  5. To transact such other business as may be properly brought before the meeting or any adjournments thereof.

A copy of this Notice is being emailed or delivered to each member of the Corporation.

DATED at Toronto, Ontario this 2nd day of May, 2016.

BY ORDER of the Board of Directors

To register for this meeting, please click here.

 

Apartment Neighbourhood SASP

Great news!

The Etobicoke York Community Council (EYCC) has approved the Site and Area Specific Policy report (SASP) for the apartment neighbourhood surrounding Humbertown at the April 5th council meeting. The SASP is applicable to all future re-development proposal except the Elia Corp. / St. Steven’s Court proposal which will be determined at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

This is a huge and long-awaited accomplishment that was only possible with the hard work of the HVVRA Board, the residents who volunteered to take part in the Working Group meetings and community support.

The SASP will permit some modest increases in height and density, while retaining setbacks and green spaces etc. New development can be a maximum of 4 storeys facing the street and stepped back to a maximum of 6 storeys at the rear with a 45 degreee angular plan. The Board finds this to be a reasonable balance between the need for a ‘low rise’ feel with the Official Plan’s requirement to increase density.

As part of the SASP, a report titled “Edenbridge and Humber Valley Design Guidelines” provides extensive details and photographs on what is appropriate in terms of ‘the look’ of new buildings (architectural qualities, building treatment and design, massing and connections between built form and public space etc.). This will ensure new buildings ‘fit in’ to the existing neighbourhood.

To read the complete SASP report [click here].

The HVVRA is opposing what it considers to be an unreasonable application from Elia Corp. to re-develop five apartment buildings on St. Steven’s Court at the Ontario Municipal Board, a provincial body that acts as a Court for development applications. Going to the OMB costs money (lawyers and development specialists need to be retained to make the case strongly). We need you to renew your membership TODAY to ensure we have the momentum and funds to move forward with this appeal.

If your household is not yet a member of the HVVRA, simply click on the Membership tab at the top of this page. Alternatively, you can mail a cheque payable to HVVRA to 16 Bromley Crescent, Toronto M9A 3X3. Please include your telephone # and a note telling us how many people permanently reside at your household and provide your email address.

Fees are $25/household or $10/rental unit.

Thank you for your support.

HVVRA Board of Directors

April 6, 2016